Harper disrespecting voters with refusal to debate

Dear editor,

Why is our Prime Minister refusing to participate in the national televised debates with the other leaders, as per usual?

What is Stephen Harper afraid of?

Why is Stephen Harper disrespecting Canadian voters and the leaders of the other political parties?

Perhaps Harper simply doesn’t want to be accountable to others in a public place for his actions and failures these past few years.

Perhaps Stephen Harper doesn’t want to answer questions about the Duffy scandal, the mess which was made of Veteran Affairs, the suicides by Armed Forces personnel; the lack of equipment for the RCMP; his harassment/auditing of charities who disagree with him; his failure to provide adequate coast guard protection and communication on the west coast, the  $30 billion cut to health care in 2017.

In 2005 Stephen Harper is quoted, “My instinct is when somebody doesn’t answer questions, even simple and fairly innocuous questions in a straight forward manner, there maybe something else.”

Well Steve, what else is going on?   Why don’t you want to answer some questions along with Elizabeth May, Thomas Mulcair, and Justin Trudeau? It’s not like Trudeau is asking you to get in the ring and go a few rounds like Brazeau.

E. A. Foster

Comox

 

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